• Who can apply?

    Applications for 2022 activity are now closed.

    To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to be a RACS Fellow, Specialist International Medical Graduate (SIMG) or SET Trainee*

    You may apply for this grant as an individual or the lead researcher in a group. Recipients can only receive this grant once, except under exceptional circumstances at the discretion of RACS.

    *Please note SET applicants are ineligible for this grant.

  • Activity

    Your activity needs to focus on a surgical initiative and be supported by an administering institution. Activity examples include, but are not limited to:

    - a surgical research project with defined aims and outcomes
    - funding of innovative service/s or a piece of equipment.

    Expected outcomes will need to be clearly documented.

  • Frequency
    This grant may be offered every two years, subject to funding and the availability of a suitable candidate.
  • Selection

    Selection is via assessment of the application with shortlisted applicants invited to interview.

    Preference will be given to applicants early in their careers.

    The selection panel is comprised of representatives of the ANZ Scholarship and Grant Committee.

  • Recipient obligations
    Recipients are required to present their research at the annual meeting of the Surgical Research Society of Australasia (or an agreed equivalent) at least once during, or in the 12 months following, the scholarship period.
  • Payment
    This scholarship will be paid to the administering institution upon receipt of a valid tax invoice as requested by the Scholarships and Grants department. Payment will be made in one instalment prior to 1 March in the scholarship year.
  • To apply

    Before applying, please read:

    - general information on the Scholarships and Grants Program 
    - program conditions and recipient obligations 
    - conditions specific to this opportunity as stated on this page.

  • More information

    The following Surgical News article features a previous recipient of this scholarship:

    Joseph Kong (PDF 149.07KB), 2016 recipient, March 2016 edition.

  • Contact
    Scholarships and grants department
    Telephone: +61 8 8219 0924
    Email: scholarships@surgeons.org